Munster’s Simon Zebo runs in for a try during the Guinness Pro 12 game against Zebre at  Thomond Park. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

Munster 47 Zebre 0 Munster got their Pro 12 campaign back on track at Thomond Park with an expected victory over Zebre, which maintained their domi(...)

 Martin Castrogiovanni has been named in the Italy frontrow for the Six nations game against Wales in Cardiff. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Former Leicester prop Martin Castrogiovanni will return to the Italy team after suspension for Saturday’s Six Nations clash against Wales in Cardiff.(...)

Italy head coach Jacques Brunel has made four changes from his side that lost to Scotland.

Rookie outhalf Edoardo Padovani has earned the right to leapfrog Kelly Haimona and lead Italy’s backline against Ireland on Saturday, according to he(...)

Leinster scrumhalf  Luke McGrath is tackled during the Guinness Pro 12 match at  Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi in  Parma. Photograph:   Francesca Soli/Inpho

Zebre 10 Leinster 27 When Jordi Murphy emptied former All Black Mils Muliaina in the opening minute it may have come from the frustration of being in(...)

Italy’s Sergio Parisse has won his fitness race ahead of his side’s clash with Ireland at the Olympic Stadium. Photograph: Afp

Sergio Parisse has won his fitness battle for Sunday’s crucial World Cup clash with Ireland. The talismanic captain has finally beaten the calf haema(...)

Sean Lamont slides over for a score during Scotland’s 48-7 Rugby World Cup warm-up win over Italy at Murrayfield. Photograph: PA

Scotland 48 Italy 7 Scotland finally injected some momentum into their World Cup preparations as they followed up last week’s win over Italy with a 48(...)

Samuel Vunisa will shift from openside flanker to number eight to cover for the injured Sergio Parisse in Italy’s team to play Wales in Rome on Saturday. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Italy captain Sergio Parisse has been ruled out of Saturday’s Six Nations clash against Wales at the Stadio Olimpico.In a hammer-blow for the Azzurri(...)

Italy head coach Jacques Brunel.

So what’s this about Romulus and Remus forming the secondrow partnership for Italy? In historically referring to the twin founders of Rome, it (...)

The Azzurri stand for the Italian national anthem. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

You have to admire Warren Gatland’s chutzpah. No doubt he rubs up some people the wrong way, but this, of course, is also part of the plan. Unveiling (...)

Ian Madigan gets to grips with Zebre’s Samuela Vunisa. Photograph: Francesca Soli/Reuters
Leinster get the job done in Italy
  • Pro12
  • October 11, 2014, 17:36

Zebre 3 Leinster 20 Leinster got their Pro12 campaign back on track with a hard-earned victory over a determined Zebre side at at Stadio XXV Ap(...)